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Bioshock 2 takes number 1 position in UK chart

By Kath Brice

Mon 15 Feb 2010 10:56am GMT / 5:56am EST / 2:56am PST

Game beats Mass Effect 2 to become biggest release of year so far

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Bioshock 2 entered the UK all-formats chart at number one this week with sales exceeding those of last week's number one Mass Effect 2, making it the biggest release of the year so far.

In turn, Mass Effect 2 was knocked down to eigth position with a decrease of 58 per cent in sales.

Ubisoft's Just Dance remained at number two from last week, and FIFA 10 saw a 53 per cent increase in sales elevate it to number three following price promotions at retail.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 slipped from three to four, and Dante's Inferno dropped from four to nine.

Moving in the opposite direction was SEGA's Bayonetta, which rose from 38 to number 10.

The full Chart-Track UK top 20 is as follows:

  • 01 Bioshock 2
  • 02 Just Dance
  • 03 FIFA 10
  • 04 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • 05 Wii Sports Resort
  • 06 New Super Mario Bros Wii
  • 07 Wii Fit Plus
  • 08 Mass Effect 2
  • 09 Dante's Inferno
  • 10 Bayonetta
  • 11 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
  • 12 James Cameron's Avatar: The Game
  • 13 Army of Two: The 40th Day
  • 14 Madden NFL 10
  • 15 Mario Kart Wii
  • 16 Forza Motorsport 3
  • 17 LEGO Batman: The Videogame
  • 18 Peppa Pig: The Game
  • 19 Assassin's Creed II
  • 20 Grand Theft Auto IV

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Matej Gause CEO, Mobilgamer

13 0 0.0
Mass Effect 2 was knocked down to eighth position, not ninth...

Posted:6 years ago


Armin Seuchter Studying Business Management, University of Surrey

25 0 0.0
Mass Effect 2 slipped from first to eighth place over the course of one week with a major decrease in sales with the only aspect that changed being that Bioshock 2 was released? Strange.

Posted:6 years ago


Alex Wright-Manning Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, Datascope

172 2 0.0
Everyone that was likely to buy ME2 as a 'must buy' already had it by the time Bioshock2 was released, and then went and bought that as well. Or is that just me? Ah, this must be why the missus complains I do nothing but play games...

Once more DLC becomes available for ME2, and the customary price drops kick in I would imagine we'll see it move back up the charts again.

Posted:6 years ago


Andrew Wafer CEO, Pixel Toys

23 30 1.3
Most likely due to pre-orders counting towards the day one sales of Mass Effect last week. It's still no.2 on the 360 Chart after Bioshock 2. If ME2 were multi-format, it would likely have had higher position all formats. All other titles below it, except of course the Wii titles, and most above it, are multi-format and benefit at retail from greater user install base across platforms.

Posted:6 years ago

It will be interesting to see how the charts fare with the release of GOW 3 later onwards in the month. ME2 and Bioshock 2 are certainly occupying most of my personal time after Alex, you're not the only one

Posted:6 years ago


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